Breast Reduction Case #01
Before & After Breast Reduction
Vertical breast reduction can effectively reduce breast volume with shorter length of incisions than with traditional techniques. Incisions and scars are vertically oriented. This technique of short scar breast reduction surgery is useful in selected patients with good skin elasticity of the breast where excess skin is pleated and “bunched-up” into the vertical “lollipop” shaped incision.
During the first two months of healing, the excess skin along sutured skin incisions smooth from the weight of the breast. Nevertheless, residual irregularities along the breast incisions may persist requiring minor revisionary surgery. The likelihood of breastfeeding following vertical breast reduction surgery is diminished. Nipple sensation often is reduced following vertical breast reduction. Occasionally, revisional surgery is necessary to excised persistent excess tissue at the base of the breast is necessary.
- Vertical breast reduction surgery.
- Outpatient procedure.
- Vertical skin design gives a short vertical scar in the shape of “lollipop”
- Vascular circulation to the nipple and areola – superior pedicle
- Moderate volume excised (right 727g, left 646g).
Photographic documentation was obtained before and 1 year after surgery.
Note that surgical cases of Dr. Chen Lee are presented for illustrative and educational purposes only. These illustrative cases should not be construed as a guarantee or assurance of the surgical results attainable by prospective patients.